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La Pyramide...Skateboard Decks by JR

fabricated by The Skateroom
Based on LA PYRAMIDE, 19 JUIN 2016, 21H23 © PYRAMIDE, ARCHITECTE I. M. PEI, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2016
set of three skateboard decks
7-ply Canadian Maplewood with screen-print
31 h. x 8 inches, each
approx. 24 h. x 31 inches installed
mounting hardware included
edition of 350
top print includes printed signature of the artist
studio-stamped COA by the artist

SHIPPING NOTE: This item ships from Belgium. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for handling time.

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OBJECT DESCRIPTION



This skateboard deck composition comes ready to hang with mounting hardware and instructions and is part of a limited edition of 350. The top print features a printed signature.

In 2016, JR was invited to the Musée du Louvre. For the event, the artist announced he would make the museum’s famous glass Pyramid disappear. To achieve the feat, JR completely covered the structure with historical photographs pre-dating its construction. What resulted was a surprising anamorphosis: the museum’s forgotten former entrance bursting forth into the present and reclaiming its former glory. In doing so, JR revives the past and evokes the polemic that once surrounded the Pyramid’s construction – inadvertently, we are left to wonder whether we attach meaning to the wrong things, or simply are too quick to forget.

Our partners at The Skateroom, who collaborated with the artist to make this edition, donate a significant part of their profit to support social initiatives that make the world a better place.